In Loving
Memory

Samuel Brooks Jr.

July 20, 1968 – December 26, 2023

Samuel Brooks Jr. 55, of Richmond, Virginia, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 26, 2023.

Samuel was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Brooks Sr.  Samuel was born to the late Samuel Brooks, Sr. (deceased) and Mary Helen Brooks on July 20, 1968.  Samuel, affectionately known as “Sam”, “Sammie”, “Sam Jr” and “Uncle Sam”, accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age.  He was educated in Richmond City Public Schools after which he began his career doing what he loved, working with antique furniture.  During this time, Sam opened his antique shop where he served many people using his God-giving talents.  Sam also worked for many other antique shops throughout his lifetime.  Sam expanded his career in construction as a Laborer.  His tenure in construction included working for Pryor Hauling (2000), where he worked until his final day here on earth.  While working for Pryor Hauling, Sam developed such a close relationship with them that they saw him as a part of their family.  Sam’s love for the Pryor family was proven in his loyalty and dedication to his work.  Sam was a jack of all trades.  His family and friends called on him for several odd jobs and he was there at every beck and call.

Sam leaves to cherish in his memory, his loving mother, Mary Helen Brooks; son, DeMario Eldridge; daughter, Ashley Eldridge; two sisters, Naomi Dendy (Kenneth) and Sandra Jones (Rickey); two brothers, Wydell Brooks and Leon Brooks (Aarona); nieces, Meikiya Brooks and Sawarndra Brooks; nephews, Antonio Graham, Antoine Graham (Dawn) and Alonzo Dendy (Fawn); aunts, cousins, and a host of great nieces, nephews, and friends, several devoted; Saludie Hawes, Wayne Wyche, Wayne Maybury, Pee-Wee Williams, and Linwood Russell.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, at Affinity Funeral Service at 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, Virginia 23294. A memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Memorial Service

Location

Affinity Funeral Service Richmond Chapel

Date

Thursday, January 4, 2023

Time

2:00 PM

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25 Comments

  1. Cheryl Eldridge December 28, 2023 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    I will truly miss my friend he was always on time with anything I needed and I was always there for him

  2. Angela Harris December 28, 2023 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    TO GOD, BE THE GLORY. To The Family…
    I know your hearts are saddened, but I know GOD. IS A RESTORER OF JOY..
    Sam was a loving person, and the” LIFE OF JOY”. HE WILL BE MISSED, But we have many GREAT MEMORIES .
    FAMILY, cast your heartache upon OUR FATHER. to RENEW YOUR STRENGTH.
    MUCH LOVE
    ANGELA HARRIS and FAMILY

  3. Eunice Campbell December 28, 2023 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    My brother from another mother, I will truly miss you & will look forward to seeing you again in Heaven ❤️ my heart hurts but my God needs you now. Love you always Sam

  4. Eunice Campbell December 28, 2023 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    My brother from another mother, I will truly miss you & will look forward to seeing you again in Heaven ❤️ my heart hurts but my God needs you now. Love you always Sam love you Eunice

  5. Saludie Hawes December 28, 2023 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Sam was my loving boyfriend and had his romantic ways in surprising me of many special occasions. I also gain sisters and brothers that I never had through him. The Lord of God always gives you more abundantly. I will forever miss Sam lovable smile and playfulness as he brought passion and joy throughout his days as I knew him.

  6. Kent December 28, 2023 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Sam you will be deeply missed by your brother Kent.I you ❤️ an can’t wait to see you in Heaven. And oh by the way don’t get
    kicked out. Lol

  7. Ashley eldridge December 28, 2023 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Im really going miss you dad 😔 popping up at my house all early in the morning talking loud 🤣 tell my mother i love her n miss her so much yall are together now just watching over us dad please because i really need it . I love you dad ❤️

    • Ashley eldridge December 28, 2023 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      Watch**

    • Antonio Graham December 28, 2023 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      My uncle Sam I’m gonna miss you dearly. You were an angel sent unk. Always put a smile on my face no matter my mood. Always willing to help and teach I am grateful to have had you as an uncle and friend you will be missed fly high unk love you always. I will se you when God calls.

  8. Sherry December 28, 2023 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    Sammie. I will greatly miss. I could call on Sammie for any odd job and he was there. Even if I had to pick him up Will truly be missed and my condolences to the family. I grew up with the family. Love you tell my mom hello for me. Rest in peace my brother.

  9. Jackie Harris December 28, 2023 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    To my friend Naomi and family to lose a love one is so difficult but God needed 🙏 another sunflower in the garden of love just know that Sammy is alright smiling and laughing and watching over you’ll 🙏

  10. Angelnett Powell December 28, 2023 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Sending love to my dear friend Sandra and family. Sam…you are a beam of light , always showed so much love and made you laugh no matter what kind of day you were having.

    My condolences to the Brooks Family.

  11. Almajean Coles December 28, 2023 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    I will truly miss you. Now you up there with your other mom Ms. Frances your 2nd one. Tell her I said hello when you see her. Love from one of your sisters.

  12. Yvonne Bibbs December 29, 2023 at 10:05 am - Reply

    A talented, unassuming , sincere , hardworking and heartfelt loving friend to many. God bless the entire Brooks family. Servant of God, WELL DONE!

  13. Marshall Hurdle December 29, 2023 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Sandra and family a lot of y’all don’t know me but that’s ok,l been in this family for years my heart hurts this is a wonderful family and l am so sorry Sam the man l call him what a wonderful person.l know God only takes the best.Be blessed.

  14. Angela Brown December 29, 2023 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    You have always been a beacon of light, a giver of smiles and a shoulder for support. We will greatly miss you Sam, I know you will always be with us. Love you always brother.

    • Yvette P Ohree December 30, 2023 at 11:53 pm - Reply

      To The Brooks Family,
      On behalf of Pryor Hauling, we send our sincere condolences to you all. You are in our thoughts and our prayers. Yes, Sam was family and he will surely be missed. May God wrap his arms around you all and give you strength.
      Rest in Paradise, Sam!
      Love,
      Pryor Hauling/Pryor Family
      Fred, Rick, & Yvette

      • Minister (sis) Michelle Redd-Latimer January 4, 2024 at 6:59 am - Reply

        I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Sammy, an exceptional son, brother, father, uncle, and above all, a man of unwavering integrity and loyalty. His protective nature and love for his family were truly admirable, making him a pillar of strength for all. As you navigate through this difficult time, may the cherished memories of the moments you shared together fill the void left in your hearts. It’s often hard to understand the reasons, but may you find solace in the belief that God has a different, divine assignment for Sammy. During this sorrowful time, I pray that the angel of peace, comfort, and joy wraps around you and your family, guiding you through the grieving process and towards healing. Please accept my deepest condolences.
        Love all you ❤️

  15. Tyrone Cotman December 29, 2023 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Sam will be miss as he go with God . I just recently shared laughter and companionship with Sam and was looking forward to many more days but I don’t want to question God but sometimes you wonder why it seem too soon , rest in peace my Brother. Prayers for the family.

  16. Nene January 1, 2024 at 8:49 am - Reply

    I’m gonna miss you Sammy. Life is going to be so different. You will stay in that until we meet again.😍😍😍

  17. Renee (Nelson) Harrell January 3, 2024 at 8:24 am - Reply

    My family and I send our heartfelt condolences to The Brooks family. Keeping you all lifted in prayer. Rest peacefully Sammy Jr.
    The Nelson Family

  18. Minister (sis) Michelle Redd-Latimer January 3, 2024 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Sammy, an exceptional son, brother, father, uncle, and above all, a man of unwavering integrity and loyalty. His protective nature and love for his family were truly admirable, making him a pillar of strength for all. As you navigate through this difficult time, may the cherished memories of the moments you shared together fill the void left in your hearts. It’s often hard to understand the reasons, but may you find solace in the belief that God has a different, divine assignment for Sammy. During this sorrowful time, I pray that the angel of peace, comfort, and joy wraps around you and your family, guiding you through the grieving process and towards healing. Please accept my deepest condolences.
    Love all you ❤️

  19. John Mabry January 3, 2024 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Sam ,
    I will really miss you . You was a good friend

  20. Eunique Bryant January 4, 2024 at 11:41 am - Reply

    UNCLE SAM! You will truly be missed. You were a defining role in my childhood and upbringing. Thank you for all the love and laughs. ♥️

  21. Celita Washington January 4, 2024 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    You will truly be missed. No one could ever forget that laugh, jokes and dancing that brung so much joy. Following the late Mildred Irene Washington and showing up on her behalf. Rest Peacefully

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